Buckle up, everyone. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is here and it’s ready to take Aussies to even greater distances. Powered by a 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine, this 6th generation US muscle car is now available in a right-hand drive from HSV dealers nation-wide.
The specs alone of the new Camaro show that it’s prepared to take on the Holden Commodore and Ford Mustang GT for the attention of Aussie car enthusiasts. All the first 550 units of the 2019 Camaro that HSV launched last September are available in rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V8 engine is a Generation Five LT1 direct-inject with variable valve timing.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is a 2-door coupe that includes premium equipment like the dual-zone climate control, nine-speaker Bose sound system, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s a bi-modal exhaust, four-piston Brembo brake callipers, and performance suspension system. The new Camaro will also be equipped with a 20-inch five split-spoke grey alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle Run Flat Tyres.
The control dash has a Driver Mode Control that enables the drive mode to shift through Sport, Track, Tour, and Snow/Ice. Each of the four drive modes will affect the stability control, steering calibration, throttle, engine sound, and auto shift map once activated. The cabin also comes with eight-way power memory leather-trimmed seats with heating and ventilation, interior mood lighting, aluminium door accents, a heated steering wheel, and wireless phone charger.
In terms of safety features, the 2019 Camaro can be graded as good and not great. New owners will get the standard reversing camera, Rear Park Assist, electronic stability control, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Electric-assist steering, and seven airbags. However, the muscle car does not have a radar cruise control. This means it also doesn’t have an Automatic Emergency Braking, which is a high-end safety feature in most new performance cars today.
From the outside, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro looks simply stunning. It’s bold and edgy design will surely turn heads when they see this performance car on the road. Combined with High-Intensity Discharge headlamps, a rear stanchion spoiler, and a dual-outlet exhaust, Camaro 2SS’ overall appearance is just too striking to ignore.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro provides a 339kW/617Nm output performance that is just outstanding. According to HSV, the estimated 0-100km/h acceleration time is a little more than 4 seconds. It’s also considerably lighter at 1710 kg. That’s why the new Camaro is fast, no kidding.
When you push the start button, there’s barely any sound that you can hear from the engine. But when it hits the road, you’ll experience the classic muscle car loud noise, which is pretty awesome.
One issue that future owners may find while driving the new Camaro is visibility. There’s hardly any glass panels at the side and rear of the vehicle, which makes it pretty difficult to see your surroundings while driving. Also, despite the electric steering assist, directing the car feels a little heavy. Lastly, and maybe the biggest setback of 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, is its price. At $85,990 starting price, it is more expensive compared to Holden Commodore and Ford Mustang.
History of the Camaro
Known as the “Pony Car”, Chevrolet Camaro was first introduced with the 1967 model. The name ‘Camaro’ refers to a “small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs”. It gained popularity right away. By 1970, Chevrolet has released second-generation Camaro models, which are larger and wider compared to the first-generation models.
In 1982, the third-generation Camaro models were introduced. These performance cars had eye-catching and aerodynamic new designs. They also have lighter bodies and hatchback layouts. After that, the fourth-generation models featured bigger and more powerful engines. They were produced from 1993-2002 and available in coupe and convertible.
The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro models went on sale in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. They were available in LS, LT, and SS trims, which had a totally new design and platform. This generation of Camaro performance cars lasted until 2015.
In 2016, the sixth generation Camaro models were introduced. Chevrolet began equipping the SS trim with a V8 engine, which is capable of producing 339kW power. And in 2018, Chevrolet announced the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, which is available in coupe and convertible in the US. In Australia, Holden Special Vehicles entered into an agreement with Chevrolet USA to re-manufacture the new Camaro and make it a right-hand drive for the Aussie market.
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The price, shortage of safety features, and smaller visibility may turn-off some consumers in Australia. However, performance-wise, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is a sure bet. It impressively captures the classic American muscle car, while its modern and striking design will earn you some bragging rights on the road. In total, the new Camaro is an awesome sports coupe that is definitely worth your money.
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